Better than Perfect
They say the higher you climb, the harder you fall – how will Juliet cope when her perfect world starts to crumble around her?
Juliet seemingly has it all. Popular, pretty, with laidback, loving parents, a devoted boyfriend and an effortless straight A report card. But then the cracks start to show: her parents separate, which leads to her mother taking an overdose. With th...more
So... Ughhhh. What did I think about this book?
I didn't like it because I ended up disliking the book based solely on the characteristics of the protagonist. I could not for the life of me, get past Juliet's flaws. I'm sorry.
I understood that Jul ...more
Juliet comes from a rich family but her life is far from perfect. Her dad left her mom (and herself ...more
Better Than Perfect is a cliché contemporary read, I would say. This tackles the usual contemporary difficulties such as parents separating, family members falling apart, depression, medication overdose and cheating. After those were mentioned, one would think that this book will be full of drama but, fortunately, it's not. I don't think I'll be able to finish this if it ever presented too much emotionally susceptible characters.
Juliet Newman is the epitome of a girl ...more
Maybe One Day was one of my very favorite reads last year. It was my first introduction to Melissa Kantor. I loved how she brought out so many feels within me. I was definitely looking forward to reading this book as soon as I saw it was coming out this year. It was tough to be patient and wait for the audio instead of jumping into the ARC that I had. But since I also listened to the audio of Maybe One Day and it left such a lasting impression on me, I was eager to feel all the same em ...more
First there was our MC Juliet, she had a gorgeous boyfriend in Jason, she had a lovely home, a doting mother and if she continu ...more
I found Juliet's personal journey intensel ...more
Originally at The Secret Life of a Bookworm
Better Than Perfect follows a girl who has a perfect life. But after dad leaves and her mum spirals into depression and eventually ends up in hospital, she begins to realise that her perfect life may not have been as perfect as she thought. Everything in her life becomes complicated, and she begins to realise that being perfect isn't the most important thing in the world - having fun and enjoying h ...more
That's definitely the case for Juliet. She's been working her whole life to get into Harvard, and now that the finish line is in sight, she should be relieved---except ...more
Or so it seems
Juliet’s perfect plans start to crumble when her father moves out of their house and her mom seems to fall into a pit of despair. Everything she thought was important suddenly changes and maybe acing those SAT’s and going to Harvard were never really her goals.
And then she meets Declan on one of the worst nights of her life and she’s no longer sure what s ...more
Better Than Perfect is a contemporary novel about a girl Juliet Newman who has what she believes is the perfect life, when her Dad ups and leaves her Mom isn't coping well at all, and life as she knew it is changing in ways she never expected.
Juliet and her boyfriend Jason both have their futures mapped out including attending Harvard together, but Juliet is coming to realise that all that she's strived so hard to achieve may not be what she really wants after all, especially after mee ...more
I really recommend this book if you’re having family, school an ...more
Quick & Dirty: An average contemporary read about self discovery and dealing with family issues.
Opening Sentence: “I’m going to miss you.”
Juliet’s life was perfect until her father left home and her mum overdosed on her pain meds, or so she thought. What she didn’t know is that her mother had been unhappy for a very long time but she just hadn’t noticed it. The picture perfect family Juliet believed she had was all a lie and once she realises th ...more
Better than Perfect started out very "wobbly", in my opinion. And honestly, I wasn't even sure if I would be able to make myself continue reading.
If anything, it was frustrating to read.
Normally, the cheating main character would be a deal-breaker for me, but in this case, I actually felt okay about it, knowing that later on in the book, there would be the big reveal and Juliet would be able to redeem herself.
But that never happened.
Yes, you read that right. Juliet deci ...more
Review: To be honest, I had never known what this book was. I had never heard of it until my friend bought it for me last year from his trip. I was so skeptical that this book was good and I was right. I didn’t like this book. I thought it was nonsense at a lot of parts and I wish I could switch this book for something else.
The writing in this book wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It was not extraordinary beautiful writing. I think it need ...more